Pedro Pascal has taken his gruff portrayal of The Last of Us’ Joel and applied it to an entirely different kind of video game character: Mario.
In a spoof teaser for a completely made-up TV adaptation of Mario Kart on Saturday Night Live last night (4th February), Pascal and the SNL team showed what could happen if HBO applied the same kind of treatment to a Mario adaptation. And it’s brilliant.
“HBO’s The Last of Us is a hit, proving that a video game can become a prestige dystopian drama. In Spring, HBO is doing it again with another iconic game,” claims the profound – if overdramatic – voiceover.